Ukraine: Swiss investor VIATRANS bought 22% of local insurer PERSHA

Swiss investor VIATRANS became one of the shareholders of PERSHA Ukraine, a non-life insurer, with 22% of the shares (132,000 shares). Moreover, the Ukrainian Commission for State Regulation of the Financial Markets has approved the acquisition. VIATRANS has showed its interest for the domestic insurer since March, 2016.

The previous shareholders of PERSHA were Natalia BEZBAKH (the company's CEO) - 33.5% shares and Leonid KOSTIUCHENKO (Member of the Supervisory Board of the company) -33.5% shares, and the Association of International Road Carriers of Ukraine - 24% shares.

At the end of 2015, PERSHA, a specialized in non-life insurance, became one of the TOP 20 insurance companies of Ukraine.

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